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CLIP 6036

Disability: Supporting Independent Living

Disability: Supporting Independent Living

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Key Info
  • Disability: Supporting Independent Living
  • Duration: 04:51
  • Jackie is 56 and has Down's Syndrome. She lived with her mother for many years and now lives in a home where she has developed her independence and enjoys social activities. Jackie's mother talks about the attitudes towards disability in 1949 when Jackie was born. Jackie moved into a supported living centre 17 years ago and talks about her daily life there. This clip is from 'Nobody's Normal: Who Cares', first broadcast on 15 December 2005. With thanks to 'The Open University'.
  • Subject:

    Society Health and Development



  • Keywords: down's syndrome, adult learning disability, elderly carers, SHD
Ideas for use in class
  • Illustrates how an adult with a disability is cared for in the community. The clip can be used in the classroom to highlight the stresses experienced by elderly carers. Students could research support services available in their area for adults with learning disabilities and their carers.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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